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Health and beauty
August 2022
Reading time 4 Minutes

How to keep feet sweet all summer long

Your feet may well need an extra treat to get and keep them sandal-ready. Regular exfoliation and moisturising will help, and pay special attention to toenails; cut them straight across and not too short. Make sure you dry your feet carefully and when the sun does make an appearance, make sure your SPF goes all the way to the end of your toes. Just a little effort will make a big difference and we’ve handpicked the best, most effective feet treats to help you do just that.

1 The heat, and sandals, can cause havoc with feet. For dry and parched feet, this potent foot cream will provide quick relief and help skin retain moisture and prevent cracking. UreaRepair Plus 10% Foot Cream, £11 Eucerin

2 Just pull these on like socks, tape them around your ankles, wait an hour, wash, and seven days and some very impressive exfoliation later, you’ll have feet so soft you’ll want to show them off. Dr Glycolic 7-Day Peel Socks, £15 (£5.59 for members) Beauty Pie 

3 Ergonomically designed with a curved shape perfect for contending with cracked heels, buff away rough, dry skin for instantly sandal-ready feet. Fab Foot File, £7 Starskin VIP

Read More: How to Apply Sun Cream Correctly to Avoid Skin Damage

This foot scrub is infused with grapefruit, clary sage, rosemary, avocado oil and aloe vera, all combined with natural black volcanic sand to exfoliate feet and leave them super-soft. Revive Foot Scrub, £22 Cowshed

5 With a domed, rotating file that gently buffs away dry skin and hardened calluses, this effective at-home pedicure device comes with three interchangeable heads to target different thickness of skin and two speed settings. (It also has an ingenious function to hoover up dead skin and dusty debris from cracked heels). Pedi Device, £24.99 Rio Spa

This weekly, high-performance treatment helps soothe tired feet. The serum-soaked boots are filled with purifying eucalyptus leaf extract, soothing peppermint leaf and shea butter, together with hyaluronic acid and natural botanicals to nourish and revive feet. Peppermint Toes, £10 Seoulista Beauty

This unique dry oil instantly treats and transforms cracked, broken skin and nails. Results are quickly visible which no doubt accounts for its cult status. Intensive Treatment Foot Oil, £22 Margaret Dabbs London

The hottest nail colours for toes this summer

With a nod to Pantone’s 2022 colour of the year, purple is having a moment in the sun and this paler, glossy shade is bang-on trend. Xbox Infinite Shine Polish in Achievement Unlocked, £15.95 OPI

A classic red is always a great go-to, but we love this orangey red for summer – perfect with a tan. Diorivera Nail Polish in Bayadere, £23 Dior

Stay low maintenance with a barely-there nude. Nail Polish in Ellen Blush, £24 Gucci

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